Two callouts and a shore side emergency
OBAN lifeboat volunteers had a busy day on Thursday May 18 with two callouts and a shorebased emergency.
The day began for the volunteer crew at 9.26am when they were called to help a fishing vessel with engine failure close to the isle of Fladda in the Sound of Luing. Stornoway Coastguard asked vessels in the area to standby until the lifeboat arrived.
The fishing boat, with two people on board, was located by 10.03am with another fishing vessel standing by. Oban lifeboat set up a tow and took the stricken vessel to Craobh Haven.
The lifeboat returned to Oban and was made ready for service again by 1pm.
Shortly after, assistance was required as someone had fallen and sustained a head injury close to the station.
Oban’s full time coxswain, the station’s mechanic and a deputy coxswain took care of the casualty until an ambulance arrived.
Just before 3pm the lifeboat was launched for the second time following reports of a missing kayaker in Port Appin. The volunteer crew departed Oban but were stood down shortly after as the kayaker was confirmed safe and well.